Ah, I get why you said that now. No, in the manga Wakatsuki was built up differently and was alot more prominent. He was a mere step below the likes "The Fang" and you know how hard that man got wanked by the author.
Ofc that panel is singlehandedly the best in the series, never mind the "best punch".
"In the kengan matches, there was once a man known as Ashura....."